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From McCune-Reischauer romanization Hamhŭng of Korean 함흥(咸興) (Hamheung).


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  1. The provincial capital of South Hamgyong Province, North Korea; the country's 2nd-largest city and 3rd-largest port.
    • 2008, Robert Willoughby, “East Coast to Tanchon”, in North Korea (Bradt Travel Guides)‎[1], 2nd edition, →ISBN, →OCLC, →OL, page 175:
      Hamhung is North Korea’s second city. The birthplace of the founder of Korea’s Ri dynasty and the site of a famous battle during the Korean War, Hamhung has since developed into a spacious industrial city of around 750,000 inhabitants.
    • 2015, Yeonmi Park, Maryanne Vollers, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom[2] (Non-fiction), Penguin Books, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 33:
      It was unusual for a North Korean woman of her status to get a higher education. But my mother was such a good scholar that she was accepted at a college in the nearby city of Hamhung. If given a choice, she would have liked to have become a doctor. But only students from better families are allowed a say in what they will study.
    • 2022 January 26, “North Korea fires two missiles as U.S. condemns flurry of tests”, in Reuters[3], archived from the original on 28 January 2022, China:
      South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it had detected the launch of what it presumed were two ballistic missiles at about 8 a.m. (2300 GMT) from near Hamhung, on the east coast of North Korea.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Hamhung.


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